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Obituary for Constance "Connie" Rossow
Constance E. Rossow Constance E. (Koithan) Rossow, 84, passed away into the Lord's grace at home surrounded by her family on Sunday, February 9, 2014. The funeral service will be Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Mapleton, Iowa with Rev. Pastor Scott Jensen officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery at Mapleton. Visitation will be Wednesday February 12 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. at the Armstrong Funeral Home in Mapleton. The family is receiving condolences on line at www.armstrongfuneral.com. Constance was born August 20, 1929, to George and Elsie (Ziems) Koithan in Mapleton, Iowa. She was baptized September 1929 and confirmed on May 17, 1942 at St. Matthew Lutheran Church. Constance grew up and graduated high school in Mapleton, Iowa. After graduation she taught in a one room school house outside of Mapleton for a year. Constance married the love of her life, Robert E. Rossow, on December 30, 1952. They farmed outside of Mapleton for a few years before moving into Mapleton. She was employed at the Coast-to-Coast for a number of years. Constance enjoyed quilting, and spending time with her family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a loving daughter, sister, mother, and friend. Constance was a lifelong member of St. Matthew's Lutheran Church. Survivors include three daughters, Sheryl Palmer of Mapleton, Iowa, Denice Creveling (Ron) of Ellston, Iowa, and Diana Rice (Scott) of Bellvue, Nebraska; 7 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; brother, George Koithan, Jr. and wife, Irene of Carroll, Iowa; sister Carolene (Koithan) Parker of Minnesota; sisters-in-law, Mary (Brenner) Koithan of Minnesota, Betty (Koithan) Vaugh of Sioux City, Iowa, and Susan Rossow of Merrill, Iowa; brothers-in-law, Freddie Streck of Loveland, Colorado and Wayne Rossow and wife Norma of Fayetteville, Arkansas; and numerous nieces and nephews. Along with her husband Robert Rossow, Constance was preceded in death by her parents, George and Elsie (Ziems) Koithan; brothers, Gerhardt and Herman Koithan; sister, Arlene Koithan; brothers-in-law, Norman, Edgar, and Verdean Rossow and Carl Miller; sisters-in-law, Esther Miller, Amanda, Arleen, and Shirley Rossow, and Eldora Streck; three grandchildren, Ray Creveling, Donald and Robert Palmer; nephew, Kirk Koithan; nieces, Cindy (Wilcke) Rossow and Wendy Rossow; and one great granddaughter, Greyson.
Thursday, February 13, 2014
St. Matthew Lutheran Church
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Armstrong Funeral Home
210 South 5th Street